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Click on the images to enlarge >>>> Cyathodium cavernarum Bryum pseudotriquetrum Philonotis thwaitesii Reboulia hemispherica Dumortiera hirsuta Rhodobryum giganteum Bryum junghugianum

Cyathodium cavernarum Bryum pseudotriqeutrum Philonotis thwaitesii Reboulia hemispherica Dumortiera hirsuta Rhodobryum giganteum Bryum junghugianum
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Bryum wightii
Bryum wightii

Yellowish green to reddish brown, densely tufted plants. Stem elongate and lax, simple or branched, 2-12 cm high, slightly radiculose below. Leaves light green to red, often reddish brown, arranged all along the stem, spreading loosely when moist, not shrinking and appressed to stem when dry, triangular to broadly ovate, 2-3 mm wide and 4-5 mm long; nerve strong, wider at base, narrower towards apex, brownish in older leaves, shortly excurrent, margin crenulate and bordered at apex, upper elongate, rhomboidal cells, incrassate cells, basal cells rectangular. Sporophyte not observed.

Grows moderately at high altitudes near wet areas such as waterfalls, often on moist rocky substratum.


Click on the images to enlarge >>>> Cyathodium cavernarum Bryum pseudotriquetrum Philonotis thwaitesii Reboulia hemispherica Dumortiera hirsuta Rhodobryum giganteum Bryum junghugianum

Cyathodium cavernarum Bryum pseudotriqeutrum Philonotis thwaitesii Reboulia hemispherica Dumortiera hirsuta Rhodobryum giganteum Bryum junghugianum

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